Inventory Specialist

US-NY-New York
2 weeks ago(12/1/2017 5:05 PM)
Job ID
Inventory Management - Other
Pos. Type
Full Time


Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of Kate Spade & Company. From handbags and clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, fragrance, eyewear, shoes, swimwear, home decor, desk accessories, stationery, tabletop and gifts, our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. We call it living colorfully.

Kate Spade & Company has more than 450 specialty and outlet shops in 47 countries around the world.  Our colorful products are sold worldwide, in every time zone and on every continent. Whether in San Francisco, Sao Paulo or Shanghai, our shops are always warm and inviting.

Welcome to Kate Spade & Company.



General purpose of the position: the inventory specialist will support the senior procurement analyst with global inventory management and all merchandise purchasing needs.




  • Support senior procurement analyst in seasonal merchandise purchasing for all business channels
  • Utilize internal procurement database to roll up individual inputs for all channels into a global view
  • Create merchandise reporting metrics for seasonal purchases
  • Assist in seasonal commercial calendar creation and subsequent deadlines
  • Coordinate seasonal order entry 
  • Act as the liaison between commercial teams and production teams
  • Coordinate seasonal supply and demand meetings
  • Manage and organize post market sample orders
  • Database management and maintenance
  • Assist in determining ship method for all purchases
  • Coordinate monthly chase purchasing with the commercial teams
  • Manage oversold clean up across all categories
  • Assist in open to buy support for inventory management team
  • Assist in providing monthly receipts to finance
  • Assist in the transfers of inventory across physical & virtual warehouse to support commercial needs
  • Coordinate ats report distribution, old stock communication, and systematic updates
  • Support in liquidation of excess inventory across all brands, warehouses and product categories
  • Assist in additional support for the global planning team


  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • 1-2 years experience preferred in planning, buying, operational role
  • Strong excel and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in and contribute to a collaborative team environment
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Strong sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with all levels of the business
  • Ability to multi-task


Kate Spade & Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran



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